Patient Forms

Prior to your first consultation with Christina please take a few minutes to fill out the Health History Form.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does it matter if I succuss the remedy, then get interrupted and don't take it right away?
    No, the power of the succussions is still in there.
  2. Does it succuss the remedy if I take it traveling with me and it gets jostled around?
    No, the succussion has to be a hard and direct whack.
  3. Should I stop taking my prescription medication?
    No. You should continue to take it until you have an opportunity to consult with the physician who prescribed it, who is the only person who can be responsible for your discontinuing it. Some medications are dangerous if discontinued suddenly.
  4. What time of day should I take my remedy?
    Generally in the evening, except for these remedies which should be taken in the morning so that they don't keep you awake at night: Ignatia, Phosphorus, Arsenicum, Sepia and Nat. mur. The most important thing is to take it consistently at about the same time of day.
  5. Am I experiencing an Aggravation? (your symptoms have gotten worse)
    If you experience a new symptom (whether mental, emotional or physical) and you think the remedy may be causing it, please ask yourself these questions:
    1. Is there anything in my life which could have caused this reaction? Did I just eat an unfamiliar food or hear some bad news? Was I involved in a fender-bender? If so, it was not the remedy.
    2. Have I ever experienced these symptoms before, at any time in my life? If so, it’s a good sign, a sign that the remedy is bringing forward old symptoms to be fully healed. Usually people only experience a “shadow” of their former symptoms, not a real illness and nothing to worry about. Keep going with the remedy unless the symptoms become uncomfortable, in which case stop and call the office.
    3. If your existing symptoms get worse (this is called an “aggravation”), stop taking the remedy and call the office.
    4. If you have never experienced the symptom, and you can’t explain it any other way, it may be caused by the remedy. Stop the remedy and call the office. If it is after hours please call the confidential voice mail and leave a detailed description of the symptoms. Wait for further instructions.

  6. What should I do if I experience an “aggravation”?
    If your existing symptoms get worse, stop taking the remedy for AT LEAST TWO DAYS OR LONGER until they stop. If you are taking a liquid dose of the remedy you can adjust the number of succussions you use. To do this, succuss the remedy TWO LESS TIMES. For example, if you were succussing it 8 times, start again at 6 times. If you once again get an aggravation, stop again as above, and start again at 2 less succussions, until you are down to 2 succussions. You can't do zero succussions (it is not effective), so to adjust the remedy downward, follow the instructions below for making a “adjust the dose”.
  7. How do I adjust the dose of my remedy?
    Put ½ teaspoon from the bottle into your 4 oz. cup, pour ½ teaspoon from this cup into another 4 oz cup of pure water. Stir as usual and drink ½ teaspoon from this second cup. Discard the remainder of both cups. If this is still too strong, you may need to use 1/4 or even 1/8 teaspoon at each step.

More Information

For more information on homeopathy please visit the National Center for Homeopathy and The Society of Homeopaths

Resources

Other health practitioners and websites Christina recommends:

Dr. Eliu Hernandez, D.C.

Mountainview Chiropractic Center

Sabrina Santa Clara

David Fairman

Dave Sheldon, Certified Advanced Rolfer

Jodi Shevins

Tara Skye Goldin

Mary Ellen Metke

Minimum Price Books

Natural Health Supply A to Z

 

 

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does it matter if I succuss the remedy, then get interrupted and don’t take it right away?
    No, the power of the succussions is still in there. Return to top.
  2. Does it succuss the remedy if I take it traveling with me and it gets jostled around?
    No, the succussion has to be a hard and direct whack. Return to top.
  3. Should I stop taking my prescription medication?
    No. You should continue to take it until you have an opportunity to consult with the physician who prescribed it, who is the only person who can be responsible for your discontinuing it. Some medications are dangerous if discontinued suddenly. Return to top.
  4. What time of day should I take my remedy?
    Generally in the evening, except for these remedies which should be taken in the morning so that they don’t keep you awake at night: Ignatia, Phosphorus, Arsenicum, Sepia and Nat. mur. The most important thing is to take it consistently at about the same time of day. Return to top.
  5. Am I experiencing an Aggravation? (your existing symptoms have gotten worse):
    If you experience a new symptom (whether mental, emotional or physical) and you think the remedy may be causing it, please ask yourself these questions:

    1. Is there anything in my life which could have caused this reaction? Did I just eat an unfamiliar food or hear some bad news? Was I involved in a fender-bender? If so, it was not the remedy.
    2. Have I ever experienced these symptoms before, at any time in my life? If so, it’s a good sign, a sign that the remedy is bringing forward old symptoms to be fully healed. Usually people only experience a “shadow” of their former symptoms, not a real illness and nothing to worry about. Keep going with the remedy unless the symptoms become uncomfortable, in which case stop and call the office.
    3. If your existing symptoms get worse (this is called an “aggravation”), stop taking the remedy and call the office.
    4. If you have never experienced the symptom, and you can’t explain it any other way, it may be caused by the remedy. Stop the remedy and call the office. If it is after hours please call the confidential voice mail and leave a detailed description of the symptoms. Wait for further instructions.

    Return to top.

  6. What should I do if I experience an “aggravation”?
    If your existing symptoms get worse, stop taking the remedy for AT LEAST TWO DAYS OR LONGER until they stop. If you are taking a liquid dose of the remedy you can adjust the number of succussions you use. To do this, succuss the remedy TWO LESS TIMES. For example, if you were succussing it 8 times, start again at 6 times. If you once again get an aggravation, stop again as above, and start again at 2 less succussions, until you are down to 2 succussions. You can’t do zero succussions (it is not effective), so to adjust the remedy downward, follow the instructions below for making a “adjust the dose”. Return to top.
  7. How do I adjust the dose of my remedy?
    Put ½ teaspoon from the bottle into your 4 oz. cup, pour ½ teaspoon from this cup into another 4 oz cup of pure water. Stir as usual and drink ½ teaspoon from this second cup. Discard the remainder of both cups. If this is still too strong, you may need to use 1/4 or even 1/8 teaspoon at each step. Return to top.